Platypus 1/72 F-4 Lightning Conversion
Ninety nine P-38Es were converted to F-4 photo-reconnaissance aircraft, with a
new nose holding four K-17 cameras.
Three F-4s were transferred to the RAAF in 1942 and 1943. Serialed A55-1, 2 and
3, they only served for a short time, the last survivor was retired in 1944.
Perversely they were known as the P-38E in RAAF service. They had a different
camera arrangement than the standard USAAF F-4s.
If you want to model an Aussie F-4 in 1/72 then this is your lot. I guess it can
be made to fit any early model Lightning kit.
Lockheed P.38 Lightning A History, Anthony Shennan, Historian, Campbelltown,
1970. This Australian monograph has the bonus of a fold out 1/32 scale plan
sheet, a colour cutaway view, and many detailed photos including interiors.
Kit courtesy of my stash.
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